Japan's Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association polled over one thousand individuals between the ages of 3 and 79 about the declining interest in video games.
The number of those that consider themselves gamers dropped 30.3 percent between 2007 and 2008. If that percentage is expanded Japan's national population, that's a decrease of 6 million gamers.
Only 1 in 3 polled (29.4 percent) stated that they regularly play games on their home video game console. When asked why the majority weren't gaming, the most common reply was "I'm not interested in video games." So while 45.4 of non-regular gamers stated they were not interested in video games, another 45.2 percent of non-gamers stated that there were other things they wanted or wanted to do.